"Robertstown Country Fire Service"

The Robertstown CFS Brigade, train on Tuesday nights, with a "Siren Test" at 6:30pm, check the Fire Truck and Water Pump operation and continue updating their Fire Fighting skills.

They are part of the "Gilbert Group", which includes the Brigades of Auburn, Eudunda, Marrabel, Manoora, Saddleworth, Tothill Creek and Waterloo.


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The sign near the CFS Station.


The current Officers of the Robertstown CFS are:

  •    Captain:
Phil Freeman
  •    Lieutenants:
Leon Booth
Roy Schmidt
Adrian Schmidt
Trevor Rowland
  •    Training Officer:
Paul "Churchy" Mortimer
  •  
CFS Chief Executive Officer "Praises the Robertstown Brigade"
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Presentation of Medals, Service Awards & Certificates
  •  
2002 Annual General Meeting

On Sunday, 25th August 2002, a "Presentation of Medals, Service Awards and Certificates took place at their Annual General Meeting, with a Bar-B-Que tea at the CFS Station and Peace Hall.

Guest speaker and presenter of all Medals, Awards & Certificates was the new Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Country Fire Service, Mr. Vince Monterolla and Robertstown was one of the first brigades that he has visited since his recent appointment.

Mr. Monterolla, (call me Vince) presented a rather amazing 52 different awards to CFS members, ranging from "A Founding Member" - Merv Lehmann - 32 years of service, encompassing 4 awards, down to Kerry Urry - a 2 year Chevron, with 19 members being recognised for over 20 years service.

He also spoke about his "reinvention" as CFS CEO, when he thought he had retired. He oversees around 1700 South Australian Volunteer Fire Fighters' and is concerned that they feel part of the organisation.

By the time that he had left, each Robertstown member felt pretty sure that they had a "friend at the top". He in turn, praised the brigade for being so cheerful & welcoming him to Robertstown, an indication of the team that they are.

At the preceding AGM, most Officers were re-elected, but a new inclusion was the ever enthusiastic Paul "Churchy" Mortimer, as Training Officer.

The celebration concluded with a meal cooked on the "new" CFS Bar-B-Que and refreshments.

 

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Robertstown CFS Captain, Leon Booth, being presented with his Awards by Vince

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Merv & Rhonda Lehmann with Vince after their Awards were presented to them

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Mavis Launer being presented with her Awards

All persons listed are in "Alphabetical Order"

Given Name Surname Current Number of Years of Service Awards and Certificates Received
Daniel Booth 7 3 Chevrons
Leon Booth 23 20yr Certificate, 20yr Gold Star, 15yr Bronze Badge & 1 Chevron
Mathew Booth 11 10yr Certificate, 10yr Red Star & 1 Chevron
Diane Calley 11 10yr Certificate, 10yr Red Star & 1 Chevron
Linden Calley 12 10yr Certificate, 10yr Red Star & 1 Chevron
Lachlan Eberhard 3 1 Chevron
Neil Eberhard 17 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 3 Chevrons
Phillip  Freeman 10 10yr Certificate & 10yr Red Star
Vicki Freeman 7 3 Chevrons
Barry Friebel 26 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 3 Chevrons
Marie Heinrich 18 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 4 Chevrons
Denis Keller 28 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 4 Chevrons
Mark Keller 7 3 Chevrons
Maureen Keller 26 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 3 Chevrons
Peter Keller 10 10yr Certificate & 10yr Red Star
Sheldon Keller 10 10yr Certificate & 10yr Red Star
Christopher Kimpton 7 3 Chevrons
Andrew Kotz 15 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 2 Chevrons
Gregory Kotz 27 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 3 Chevrons
Mavis Launer 26 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 3 Chevrons
Steven Launer 20 20yr Certificate, 20yr Gold Star & 15yr Bronze Badge
Mervyn  Lehmann 32 30yr Certificate, 30yr Red & Gold Stars, 25yr Silver Badge & 1 Chevron
Rhonda Lehmann 23 20yr Certificate, 20yr Gold Star, 15yr Bronze Badge & 1 Chevron
Darrell Mosey 26 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 3 Chevrons
Neil Mosey 18 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 4 Chevrons
John Neal 27 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 3 Chevrons
Patrick Neal 3 1 Chevron
Barbara Neindorf 12 10yr Certificate, 10yr Red Star & 1 Chevron
Craig Neindorf 23 20yr Certificate, 20yr Gold Star, 15yr Bronze Badge & 1 Chevron
Peter Niemz 12 10yr Certificate, 10yr Red Star & 1 Chevron
Darryl Reimann 26 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 3 Chevrons
Duncan Reimann   Not Applicable as he is a Cadet
Judy Reimann 7 3 Chevrons
Glen Rooke 15 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 2 Chevrons
Trevor Rowland 15 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 4 Chevrons
Audrey Ruediger 15 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 4 Chevrons
Dean Ruediger 32 30yr Certificate, 30yr Red & Gold Stars, 25yr Silver Badge & 1 Chevron
Phillip Ruediger 20 20yr Certificate, 20yr Gold Star & 15yr Bronze Badge
Damien Sachse 2 1 Chevron
Adrian Schmidt 17 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 3 Chevrons
Gayle Schmidt 7 3 Chevrons
Lindsay Schmidt 20 20yr Certificate, 20yr Gold Star & 15yr Bronze Badge
Patricia Schmidt 26 25yr Certificate, 25yr Silver Badge, 20yr Gold Star & 3 Chevrons
Roy Schmidt 32 30yr Certificate, 30yr Red & Gold Stars, 25yr Silver Badge & 1 Chevron
Michael Schuppan 23 20yr Certificate, 20yr Gold Star, 15yr Bronze Badge & 1 Chevron
Paul Schuppan   Not Applicable as he is a Cadet
David Urry 3 1 Chevron
Kerry Urry 2 1 Chevron
Michelle Urry 5 2 Chevron
Steven Wilksch 17 15yr Certificate, 15yr Bronze Badge, 10yr Red Star & 3 Chevrons

In total, 781 Years of Service by Brigade Members was recognised at the Presentations.

A enjoyable time was had by all of those who attended.


Contact Details:

  •    President - Peter  Niemz
  •    Secretary/Treasurer - Gayle Schmidt
             Phone: (08) 8581 8254               Phone: (08) 8581 7186

For further information about the SA Country Fire Service in South Australia, "click" on the Link below.

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